Are your arches dropping in your feet? Do you have flat feet? We can perform a foot assessment in our Rochester, NY office that will assess the severity of your arch drop. Fallen arches can lead to a variety of problems such as ankle hyperpronation, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toes, and even knee, hip, and low back pain! Your favorite Rochester chiropractor sees these problems every day!
Why do arches fall? Some people have an abnormality that is present from birth, others have a history of trauma to their ankles such as repeated broken or sprained ankles. One theory is that, our feet are not meant to be in shoes and walking around on flat, hard surfaces (such as concrete and linoleum). Your feet have many tiny muscles and ligaments that are meant to support the foot's 3 arches which make up the plantar vault; these muscles and ligaments are meant to help the foot conform to rough terrain. When your feet are constantly on flat surfaces, these muscles get weaker and the most common result is dropped arches and foot pain.
Custom foot orthotics are a fantastic tool to help support the feet while you do rehab stretches and exercises in order to strengthen those intrinsic foot muscles. These custom orthotics are scanned for while you are standing so it can see where you are putting the most pressure through your feet and the scanner detects where you need the most support; these scans are then sent to Foot Levelers who will create an orthotic for your shoe specifically to your feet! This varies greatly from the conventional over-the-counter shoe inserts which are general and generic and are not custom fit for you. Foot Levelers is so confident in their product that they have a 100% money back guarantee!
Here at Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic we have the state of the art Foot Levelers scanner and you can get an assessment for free! If you are not in the area we can help you find a NY chiropractor near you who can help. Call us at 585-321-3200 or visit our website to schedule an appointment for your free consultation!
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